Copyright and related rights are an important part of intellectual property. The evolution of this institution was directly determined by the development of human society. The appearance of paper, the invention of printing, the emergence of phonogram, radio, television and satellites, the invention of computer or expansion of digital network favoured resetting the system of copyright and related rights. As a result, communities and states have been forced to consider new rules of conduct, to adopt other international conventions and find the necessary compromise in order to meet the new realities.
However, the evolution of copyright is not only about a large number of adopted laws and treaties. The major change concerns the concept and essence of this system. Being seen from the beginning as a protective mechanism of the authors, it meanwhile turned into a complex system with strong legal and economic influences. Designed as a protection instrument for a small number of people, it eventually came to cover the interests of most of us, it became a subject for political negotiations among states and encourages the emergence of some social phenomena.
In this context, Mr. Ion Tiganas from TIGANAS & PARTNERS IP Law Firm has published his last work about copyright and related rights. The handbook approaches in most profound way the classic institutions of copyright, on the one hand, and considers and argues the recent developments in copyright, especially in light of digital age, on the other.
The content of the work was strongly influenced by national and international regulations in the field of copyright and related rights, and comparative analysis of different legal systems aims to create a new platform for debates. At the same time, the Tractate has taken into account the jurisprudence and visions of a number of brilliant theorists.
The distinctive feature of the Tractate is the manner and form in which its contents were displayed. Graphical representation of the material, through diagrams and tables, aims to facilitate quick understanding of the system of copyright and related rights.
The work is meant for all those interested in copyright, no matter what is their field of activity. The Tractate can be useful for both experts and professionals, as well as for those who are making their very first foray into the world of copyright. Given the younger generation`s continuing desire of knowledge, this work tries to decode the mysteries of copyright, so that students know its deepest essence and principles.
The Tractate was reviewed by some most notorious experts in the region, like Dr. Mihály Ficsor from Hungary, Dr. Viorel Roș from Romania and Dr. Oleg Efrim from Moldova.
The work was published with the financial contribution of the European Union Project „Support to Enforcement of the Intellectual Property Rights” in the Republic of Moldova.The Technical Assistance project is funded by the European Union and is implemented by a Consortium led by Archidata Srl (Italy) together with European Profiles SA (Greece) and Business and Strategies in Europe S.A. (Belgium) for a period of 2 years until November 2018.